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Car rental?

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Car rental?

We are spending 3 or 4 days in Vancouver on our way to Whistler and were wondering if we should rent a car or should we use the public transportation system. Also what is the best location for a hotel to base our sight seeing from?

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1. Re: Car rental?

A car isn't really needed as most sights, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Grouse mountain are available by transit...

as to hotel location.. Robson Street ( central shopping srea) Yaletown, Fairmont Waterfront hotel area...vancouver ispretty compact and you can either walk or bus in downtown area easily...some people like Granville Island hotel but it is harder to get off the island ( really jsut a small peninsula.. lots of good arts stuff there plus great market.. really depends on your budget... Opus, Wedgewood, Fairmont Waterfront, Barclay.s all get good reviews this site.